thank you for >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there. warm welcome to the newshour. live from doha. our top stories this hour... ..more israeli air strikes hit gaza. at least 75 palestinians have been killed since the start of the offensive. iraq's military attacks moss all as the kurdish president hits back at nouri al-maliki's claims. the former mayor of new
orleans is sentenced to 10 years in gaol for corruption. >> and all the latest from the world cup in brazil. argentina faces germany in the final on sunday after a penalty shoot-out against the netherlands. all the action and reaction later in the programme. a third night of israeli air strikes pounded gaza. at least 78 people, including women and children have been killed during the offensive. during the last three days almost 600 sites have been hit by israeli jets. israeli air strikes killed seven at a coffee shop on the beach. and a 2-year-old girl has been kill. 350 rockets have been fired. some got as far as tel aviv.
the iron dome intercepted most of them. we have this report from john hendren inside gaza. >> reporter: an ambulance here is never idle for long. sometimes in gaza city there just aren't enough. >> translation: where are the ambulances, we need ambulances. >> by air, land and sea the israeli onslaught rains down, striking hamas buildings and homes. often first comes a telephone warping, line the one -- warning, like the one this man got tuesday. >> translation: i wok for an electric company, i was not expecting this. i work all day, i wasn't expecting the house to be hit. nothing is safe on the gaza strip. >> sometimes the israelis don't call first. >> translation: what did the kids do wrong that the house was
hit while they were inside. if the kids are making rockets, it's not lost for nothing. it would be a shame if blood was spent without retaliation. >> reporter: the latest victim, a 2-year-old girl in a refugee camp. palestinian frog men, for the second time, were killed trying to infiltrate the airbase from the sea. it was supposed to be a time of celebration. normally during amma dan the shops would be open, the sidewalks full of people and cars. the bombings shut gaza down. >> now the word on many gazzans lips is invasion. >> translation: it looks like we will face the israelis broadly, not like what is going on now. if they are to ipp vade gaza, it will be the last option. >> reporter: with thousand of israeli reservists called up for
duty, palestinians fear ramadan will begin with an air assault and end with a ground invasion. the director-general of the hospital in gaza says there's a shortage of medical supplies and calls for international help. >> stop this war at once, the israelis killing. enough is enough, people in gaza are dying. there is no electricity, no borders, no goods inside. the people are not able to afford school during the month of ramadan. this situation can not continue. the israelis should not intervene politically on the palestinian authority or the hamas side because they have spoilt the rkon silliation -- reconciliation that we have been waiting and expecting between
hamas and fatah. they spoilt it by banning or giving orders to the palestinian authorities to ban the stuff of gaza, and the result was a disaster, along 300,000 family members, of those not resuming salaries are suffering during the holy month of ramadan. what you expect, but defending themselves. iraq stepped up air strikes on mosul in preparation for a ground offensive. the strikes killed seven and injured eight others. rebels fighting with islamic state of iraq and levant captured moussual a month ago -- mosul a month ago. they are not united on how to lead the city. >> reporter: the iraqi government have lost mosul, but the now leaders cannot agree on thou run them.
weeks later, the groups share the objective of toppling what they call the nouri al-maliki regime. beyond that they don't have the same investigation of iraq's future. the group known as the islamic state of iraq and levant have started a campaign to get rid of any dissent to its rule. >> translation: masked fighters are looking and arresting barthists and army members of sus australian. they are telling tribes to lay down the arms. we won't accept this. >> reporter: this major general prefers to remain anonymous, his cousin was arrested. >> translation: mosul was where abu bakr al-baghdadi chose to make his appearance and after he declared a calafat. many sunni groups have not
heeded the call and some believe that is why the self-declared islamic state has been arresting former bosses and tribal elders, saying it's a scare tactic to prevent opposition to its rule. it's hard to gouge public opinion. the city is off limits to international journalists and people are fearful to speak their minds. the general believes that the self-declared islamic state will not be able to prevail over what he calls the true openers of the lafte t laftenlt -- of the land. >> they may be in control, but without the army officers and tribal elders, they wouldn't have been able to enter mosul. we got rid of the iraqi army, we will not allow 400-500 masked me to rule us. >> reporter: they speak in the shadows, but their word are
echoed, who wombs the islam -- who welcomes the islamic state's help. let's get the latest, imran khan is in baghdad. >> the air strikes continue for days. military experts say they are useful to weaken targets with respect the city and on the outskirts in preparation for ground force that might go in. we have not seen evidence of a ground force prepared to go into the city of mosul, or, indeed, other territories of the islamic state or the other rebels. there's a question of what hardware is being used in the air strikes. the iraqis have two options. one is the ses na plane, equipped with hellfire missiles. that's what they have been using previously. they are using the sukhoi su 25, supplied by russia and iran. they have heavy i don't remember
weaponry -- heavier wepionry. speaking to sources in mosul, the iraqis are using drones. you normally think of americans. there are american drones flying over baghdad. they are here for defense if purposes for american assets. it's likely if there are drones flying over mosul and they are used, that they are iranian or low-grade iraqi ones. that needs to be confirmed. no one in the government is admitting to the use of either of those two drones. that's what we are hearing from people in mosul, telling us that they have seen drones flying over the city. the president of the kurdish government hit back at prime minister nouri al-maliki's allegations. he said the city of erbil was becoming a terrorist base. it infuriated many, and a statement was released:
jamal is in erbil for us. clearly tense relations between baghdad and the kurdish region, they have been like that for some time, but this statement from nouri al-maliki inflamed the situation. >> indeed. this is probably the most tense relationships have been since the formation of in semiautonomous region, and the taking of office. the comments that you read - he fell short of calling nouri al-maliki crazy by saying he's historical and lost his balance. it goes in line with two other decisions that the government here, local government here have taken. number one - they have suspended all their participation in the ministerial meetings in baghdad.
there are several kurdish minister in that government. and, number 2 - this is probably more significant - is that they have ordered not to send oil revenue to baghdad. bear in mind there are several oil-rich cities and production bases in the kurdish region. withholding the money from iraq is a rehabilitation or tit for tat after -- reaction for tit for tat after iraq ordered the prevention of cargo lanes landing in the airports, and probably a pretext to an attempt to besiege both politically and economically the kurdish region. a tense situation bean both sides here and adds to the bitterly divided country. >> absolutely. baghdad was accusing the kurds recently of taking advantage of the unrest in the country to
further their own aims. how much pressure will it put on nouri al-maliki, the call for him to stepdown? >> well, he's already an embattled prime minister. even though he's won an election, technically speaking, many dismissed it as not being free and fair or having the right amount of credibility required for him to go on with a new political mandate. nouri al-maliki has large swathes of the country which is un the control of armed rebels that people know little about. he has a kurdish region that all but threatens to tear away. he has in baghdad sunni communities disenfranchised and do not want to partake and cheea opposition to his -- shia
opposition to his premiership. they have been vocal in the past few days with the deputy governor, a shia who came out resigning because of the total airian rule of nouri al-maliki. he is under a lot of pressure. but he still enjoys the support of international powers. he enjoys the support of iran, to some extent of the u.s., and so long as he has that backing going for him, he'll battle it out. that's what many are telling us. that so long as the regional powers back him. he'll be stubborn. >> thank you for that. jamal in erbil there. now, fighting in the past few days in yemen displaced more than 35,000 people, according to a government refugee agency. rebels overran the city, reports saying 200 people were killed, including soldiers and a key
military commander. this shows civilians fleeing violence. let's spoke to our correspondent cover yemen extensively for us. this situation going from bad to worse. there's tens of thousands of civilians fleeing that area. >> absolutely, these are people caught in the cross fighting for weeks. now they are fleeing to safe areas. safe villages, and to the capital. this puts strain on the government, knowing that there are thousands and thousands of internally displaced yemenis. also, it adds strain knowing that more than 5 million yemenis live under the poverty line. >> the government deeply worried about the fact that it has tribal rebels, and houthi fighters pretty much on its doorstep. they are about 50km away. have the hutus said what the next step is, what they want?
>> yesterday the leader of the hutus, abdo malic appeared on tv and said basically al qaeda was affiliated with sunni clerics and the islam party, the biggest party, religious party in yemen, were trying to expand or spread radical ideology. the reason they had to deny them access, like syria, lebanon and iraq - the same sectarian divide it there. it's creating more problems for yemen. the government has not that much to offer the yemenis, except to call all the parties to negotiate a way out. having said that, the islam party, and clerics and the sunni tribes will start major war against the hutus, saying it's over. now the fight is to fill.
this shows you the growing political divide, and an explosive situation in the country. >> if it's clear that the government is not able to cope with the instability, is it getting outside help. >> it's a delicate situation for the parties. the americans can not begin in a way. the biggest prob is al qaeda, and the arabian peninsula. saudi arabia is alarmed with about the situation. they are skeptical of the hutus, saying they are collaborating with the iranians. they don't want the radicals gain momentum, because saudi arabia have had issues with al qaeda. this is a delicate situation for yemen. it's very complex as well. thank you for explaining that you are with the al jazeera newshour. more to come, including the
ukranian government tries to retake more territory from pro-russian rebels. >> we'll speak with amnesty international, who says former presidents played a part in deadly religious matters in the central african republic. and in sport - pandemonium grips the streets of sao paulo as argentina celebrates its first world cup final in 24 years. okay, so let's get more on our top story. the continuing israeli operation against hamas and gaza. gold is a senior foreign policy advisor to the israeli prime minister. i know that binyamin netanyahu has been in talks with angela merkel, john kerry, ban ki-moon - what are they telling
you? >> well, i'm not going to disclose private diplomatic conversations, but i think there's a broad understanding in the international community that israel is acting out of self-defence. that it is hamas that initiated the deep strikes into israeli territory with rocket forces, much of which is based on iranian supplied weaponry, and weaponry from other sources. therefore i believe that we have strong international support to do what is necessary to defend our city and civilians from the hamas rocket attacks. you are well aware that the longer the operation goes on, the more international condemnation it receives. it drew criticism for killing civilians, including 14 children. will it become harder to justify israel's position. >> well, you have to understand
that the struggle between israel and hamas today is based on two very different strategies. it is hamas that is trying to bring to wed its military capability, its rocket forces with the civilian population. it's trying to put the rockets next to mosques, next to schools, putting the supply lines for the rockets within private homes, so that israel will say "there's nothing we can do." they can fire with impunity. israel says "no, we demand to separate the civilian presence from the military capacity of hamas", we do that by dedicating resources to arabic speaking intelligence offices who call homes, sending text messages to people that have military equipment, making them a legitimate target. it's rare and difficult and slow, but what we have to do.
>> today we had a 2-year-old child killed. today we had a reporter in a car clearly marked tv who was blown up. we had a beachside cafe where people were watching the world cup which was blown up. what i'm asking you is what is the end objective of operation protective edge. is it to stop rocket fire or is the policy to fundamentally change the reality on the ground in gaza? >> well, first of all let me finish this one point which is central. it's a tragedy if innocent poem are killed. the responsible power, the person, the organization is responsible for the losses, it's hamas. they are putting its rockets within civilian areas. israel is doing what is can to avoid the problem. go to the war in afghanistan, in iraq, go to every struggle. i am sure if we had a picture of
what was going on in yemen with a war between the yemeni government and the hutus, we'd find familiar features. we have done more than any other country to minimise civilian losses. >> hamas is trapped in a strip of land, people grammed in a tiny space. it's not the same as afghanistan or iraq. >> it is absolutely the same, there are empty areas within that very densely populated area, where military equipment, where military training and camps can be placed. hamas intentionally puts everything into densely populated areas, creating a problem. we have two choices. we could be like the western powers who used to napalm the areas. we will not do that. or we can give up and say
there's nothing we can do, let the rockets fall, we can't stop the rockets. we are separating the population to the best of our ability from the military capability and destroy the military capability. >> this was the objective of operation back in 2008/2009. and yet that, which resulted in over 1,000 palestinian deaths did nothing to diminish hamas's capacity to fire rockets. surely a diplomatic approach would be preferable. >> well, a diplomatic approach with hamas - who should we listen to in hamas. you have... >> the unity government. >> hamas's charter is to destroy israel. yes, but what happened. you know, some people might have thought if you make a unity government between mahmoud abbas and hamas, it would be more
moderate. it would accept the parameters for diplomatic engagement. the opposite happened. hamas was more radical. operate ists kidnapped and killed three israeli teenagers, and the rocket formations launched rockets into the heart of israely towns and villages, indiscriminate shooting. we have the situation we have. the unity agreement with mahmoud abbas created a more radicalized hamas. mahmoud abbas understood that maybe the international community didn't care about its violent nature. >> quickly, where does this end? what is israel's exit strategy? under what terms will it accept an accuracy fire? >> first and forecoast, the rocket launches against israeli
civilians must come to an end. can you imagine if out of yemen they fire for saudi arabia, flattening the holy cities with rockets. we had hamas rockets fired at jerz. somewhere the -- jerusalem. where is the respect for faith. there is none. we expect the rocket fire to end. we will not allow tours be in a position where three months from now ham a because it has a grievance, will start firing rockets again, and iranian weapons come into the mediterranean. this will not occur. >> dori gold, senior foreign policy sizor to the is -- advisor to the israeli prime minister, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. now, a landslide brought on by alternative foon -- typhoon
n, ogure killed a 12-year-old boy. the river burst, sending mud and rocks down the mountain into a farming town. it swept away the boy's home, killing him and injuring three others. 200 have been left dead, 50 injured. more of the details from everton. the typhoon is causing problems with some tragedies. >> yes, i'm afraid it is. we are looking at the wind weakening. that is something of good news. so much rain coming down. it's been so wet over the past few days, ahead of the system making its way through. looking at the satellite. large clouds through honshu. to the east of osaka, that's where we have what remains of the typhoon. it's not a massive system any more. it will bring a fair amount of rain in obvious the next few days much -- over the next
few days. sustained winds, 90 k/hr. we are not too concerned with the winds. this is significant. it's moving arrived 50 companies. it's making -- 50 k/hr. it's making its way quickly, rolling into the open waters of the north-west pacific. there has been a lot of heavy rainfall, some the best part of half a meter of rain over the last 3-4 days alone. you are talking 3-4 times the monthly average in a short period. the ground is saturated and can't take more in the way of heavy rain. another wet one through friday, saturday. where we'll see things drying up. with the ground wet as it currently is, what more rain fall we see could well cause problems in the next few days to come. everton, thank you for that. now, the former mayor of new orleans has been sentenced to 10 years in gaol for corruption.
ray nagin took bribes from businessmen who wanted lucrative contracts to rebuild the city after hurricane katrina nine years ago. >> reporter: you maintain your innocence? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the former mayor of new orleans was elected as a reformer. on tuesday, ray nagin was sentenced to 10 years in gaol for brakery, money laundering and corruption. it was argued successfully that he looked for kickbacks. >> ray sold his office over and over. the damage from ray nagin inflicted upon the community to include you, ma'am, is incal cuable. >> some of the projects included rebuilding new orleans after hurricane katrina. the hurricane and the storm surge killed 1800 people and
left hundreds of thousands homeless. they tapped into to homelessness and using it to clean out the black resident of the city. >> we as black people, it's time for us to come together. it's time for us to rebuild a new orleans, the one that should be a chocolate new orleans. >> nonetheless new orleans's african-american population shrank by 118,000. nagin maintained he is not guilty of corruption and has the option to appeal the judgment well, more to come on al jazeera, including as obama calls for more to be done to help illegal immigration. we look at the dangerous story. in sport - defending tour de france chris froom clashes out
hello, welcome back, a reminder of the top stories - at least 81 people have been killed in gaza after three days of air strikes by the israeli military. 22 children are among the dead. israel says hundreds of rockets have been fired from gaza. iraq's military is preparing for a ground offensive to take back the city of mosul. it's been using air strikes to soften targets. they've killed at least seven people. rebels took the city a month
ago. fighting in yemen displaced 35,000 people according to the government. rebels overran the city. more than 200 have been left dead. now, there has been a third night of israeli air strikes on gaza. women and children among the 81 killed since the offensive started. 550 people are injured. many need to leave gaza to get medical help. getting out of gaza is not easy. israel controls border crossings with gaza. there's four entry points from israel at eret, kearney, suer. palestinians don't have easy entry into israel. what was used by workers on a daily basis, but tightened security means the sick or foreigners are allowed through. the crossing at rafa is the only land crossing.
it's been open to allow people needing medical help to get help. stefanie dekker is at the rafa crossing. what are you seeing, do we know how long the crossing will be open for? >> at the moment only egyptian nationals can cross. one bus came through. that's egypt behind us, that's how close we are. it's dependent. the border crossing has been open four times in the last 100 days, the director told us. today is a day that follows mahmoud abbas to the egyptian president saying "help us, the sways in gaza is difficult. the border is now open for egyptian nationals and those injured in the bombing." we speak to the hospital. none of the injured have arrived. we have been here for a couple of hours. they say they are preparing the paperwork. it may only be six or seven
cases and there are other critically injured cases and they can't be moved. [ inaudible ] >> stefanie dekker, let me interrupt you there, i don't know what microphone you are using, but it doesn't appear to be the one in front of you. can you move it closer to your mouth. tell us about the medical shortages. >> can you hear me? >> i don't think that's the microphone that is coming through. listen, let's try again in just a little while when we sort it out, the sound problem. i do want to know bh what is happening -- know about what is happening there. >> the situation has been carefully monitored at the united nations. the secretary-general called for an emergency session of the security council to be held on thursday. james bays sends this update from new york. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon has been involved in an
intense round of diplomacy speaking to binyamin netanyahu, mahmoud abbas, and region at leaders, including the king of saudi arabia, the amir of qatar and egypt. he's made a call to the security council to hold a meeting, a call heeded. >> i met the president of the security council today, and requested an urgent meeting of the security council. >> earlier arab and islamic ambassador called for the security council to take action. >> we conveyed to the president of the security council in the strongest terms our condemnation of this outrageous onslaught against the palestinian people, especially our people in the gaza strip. we expressed the outrage of our
people, that the security council is dragging its feet. >> minutes later the israeli ambassador came to the same podium of. >> the palestinian delegate stands here, representing the palestinian government, representing hamas, and has the audacity to level accusations at israel. since when does a terror organization get a seat and a voice in the united nations? >> following the call from the u.n. secretary-general, the u.n. secretary-general is going to meet to discuss the situation but most observers tell you they don't expect action from that meeting other than perhaps a carefully worded statement. >> back to the rafa border crossing, stefanie dekker is there. it's been reopened temporarily to allow the injured out. tell us what you see. >> that's right. i hope you can hear me now. the injured have not arrived. we spoke to the hospital.
they have not processed them. they said they were in the same of processing paperwork. they have not left. six or seven cases only - which is odd - we were expecting more to come. they said that there's a few critically injured, and they can not move them at the moment. egyptian nationals are stuck here. egypt is behind me. we are close. it's open four times in the last 100 days, according to the director of the rafa on the gaza side of the crossing. that does come to the crux of the issue, of the conflict going around in circles, that the palestinians and those in the occupied west bank do not have control of the borders, israel is an occupier, and this is why we are seeing this back and fourth. i think many people will tell you if this were a conflict, if it's not resolved on the negotiating table, we'll see
rockets flying into israel and see israel coming back and cracking down on, like - like they are in hamas in the gaza strip. >> thank you very much indeed for that. we could hear you perfectly. stefanie dekker updating us from the rafa crossing. now, amnesty international says two former presidents of the central african republic must be held accountable for violence. from december to march at least 2,000 people were killed and up to 1 million displaced. the conflict started when muslim seleka seized power in the majority christian area top lipping the president. the group formed the anti-ballica group. the violence continues and amnesty says international plays a role because they can't bring
them to account. we'll speak to a central african republic research are for amnesty international. welcome to the programme. tell us about the findings, several high-profile leaders have been implicated in atrocities. >> yes. exactly. because partly because, as you know, it is serious. they've been committed there, including war crimes and crimes against humanity. those responsible or those crimes enjoying impunity are moving in bangui. that is not acceptable. this is why we are calling for the authorities and the international community to ensure that investigations are open and to ensure that in case there are enough information - proof about the involvement of those people in those violations, they have to be prosecuted. >> this is still an unstable situation, isn't it. the violence is continuing.
we heard about muslim fighters attacking a catholic church compound. the government failed to get a grip, despite the presence of 6,000 african union soldiers and 2,000 french soldiers. >> it's true the government - this is why in this report we call for the international community to insist that there's impunity. what happened there is also because of impunity, violence in that country leads to impunity. and it is a major concern, and is a major reason why people continue fighting and killing each other. i can kill, do what i want. and they can't do anything to me. >> i know that regional leaders hope that peace talks may resolve the situation. in the mind thousands are forced
from their homes and fleeing to the border. what is the situation. >> the situation is dire. not only in the central african republic, but in countries where the countries fled to. this is why we are calling for the international community to assist those people. those people are protected where they are. and in the communities. this is why we welcome the deployment in september of u.n. peacekeeping mission, which we have a military and police, and a civilian company. they have to ensure the application of civilians. >> thank you very much indeed for joining us. >> my pleasure. the french government is proposing a new law to stop people travelling to fight in syria and iraq.
if approved it would ban suspects from travelling and their passports to be confiscated. access to websites to recruit fighters would be blocked also. >> three ukranian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in the eastern part of the country. government forces retook slovyansk on sunday and drove pro-russian rebels out of their strong hold. scott heidler is in donetsk in eastern ukraine with the latest. >> reporter: edging closer the ukranian army is mobilizing towards donetsk, the closest in three months since it was taken over by the separatists. a huge army. hundreds of soldiers poised on the outskirts of the largest city and the heart of the separatist movement. >> emboldened by the victory and dressed in regimes, petro porashenko visits troops on the
front lines. this while hundreds of separatist fighters keep a watch. the shop owner is disturbed by the fighting and pro-russian separatists in the city. >> she has hidden vodka labelled with the logo, fearing retaliation from separatists, many living down the street. >> translation: we have gone through so much. the scariest thing is to see the business destroyed and the future unpredictable. >> one of a few spots that is bustling is the train station. there has been a steady flow. because of hundreds of fighters arriving offer the weekend, it's urgent for some. >> the trains departing go in all directions, east to russia, and west out of the area controlled by the separatists. >> i'm leaving donetsk. i'm disturbed for my parents. we are travelling to the far west. i'm meeting my son, travelling
from odessa. the future is disturbing. i want peace very much. >> with the staging of the troops and the strong words coming out of kiev, a peaceful outcome is less likely. germany's interior ministers criticise the u.s. national security agency for not sponding to allegations that german chancellor angela merkel's phone was hacked. germans reacted angrily to a second case of esbyionage. an intelligence officer was arrested after admitting passing documents to the men's. nick spicer has been following the story. >> the man military investigators are looking at is described as being part of the armed forces - it's not clear if he's a soldier or an officer. it's probably safe to assume he's a member of the armed forces of a high enough rank to have access to information that could be of interest to the
americans, if it is proven that the americans have been trying to use him as a spy. now, this is, of course, embarrassing because the news comes just a week after a double agent was identified within the federal investigative service here. the spy agency of germany, a 3 is-year-old who collected over 200 documents and given them to the c.i.a. according to the reuters newsagency in exchange for 30,000. some of the documents were about a parliamentary committee looking into the question of american surveillance on german citizens and the tapping of german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone. an embarrassing revelation for the americans, if proven to be true. german chancellor angela merkel reacted to the news of a second spy being identified by saying she couldn't quite comment on the matter, since it was up to
the federal prosecutor to look into things much however, discussions were under way with the americans. now, some teenagers illegally entering the u.s. will do anything to make it to the other side, even ride on top of trains. more than 50,000 fled central african republic to escape poverty and warfare. president obama is asking congress for $4 million to stop the flood of youth. rob reynold's met one in phoenix arizona. >> reporter: each evening this soccer field draws the guatemala community in phoenix arizona to play and relax. among the spectatos, minors and women with young children that illegally entered the u.s. illegally. this boy is suiting up for the game. leaving guatemala on his open, two months ago, fleeing rampant
gang violence, and he asked that his face not be shown because of an undocumented status. >> translation: we are forced to leave because of criminality and poverty. there's no jobs, nothing to eat. >> reporter: he said gang members tried to recruit him. >> if you don't accept, they insist. if you still don't, they threaten you. >> reporter: his journey took 25 days, including days and nights riding on the drain. it's called the train of death because so many migrants are killed or mained on route. that was a risk this boy was willing to take. >> back there they can kill you at any moment, in a horrible way. this way it's my decision. >> reporter: he was apprehended at the border, processed and released to the custody of his older brother, who is also undocumented. the obama administration wants
nearly $4 billion for border security and to speed up deportation, saying minors were ordered -- will be ordered to leave. one time leader says the deportations could have fatal consequences. >> these kids flee violence. if they are returned our understanding is that it will be certain death for them. young migrants from central america should not be deported. >> the agency says many would face persecution in the home countries and be given refugee status. this boy is waiting for a date to appear in court to make his case to stay. he has his own version of the american dream. >> translation: to live here in peace. walk the street without fear. go to school and have a
professional life. >> reporter: freedom from fear and want and happiness, and the same dreams drawing people to the u.s. for 238 years. well, let's get the sport now. here is farah. >> thank you so much. argentina set up a world cup final against old foes germany. they beat the netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the first scoreless semifinal in the tournament's history. richard nicholson reports. >> reporter: the netherlands were looking for a second final in success. argentina were looking for a first final appearance in 24 years. the first half saw few chance. arnal's lionel messi -- argentina's lionel messi adding to his four goals. the orge tines going close, as they went over to the half time, remaining goalless.
the second half with fewer chances. neither team able to score the goal. a shot in the 90th minute denied. 30 minutes of extra time couldn't separate the teams. it went to penalty. the dutch couldn't repeat the heroics of their shoot-out. she saw the penalties saved. maxy rodriguez scored the fourth. sending it 4-2. richard nicholson, al jazeera. >> argentinian football fans have been celebrating on the streets of sao paulo. we have a report on why the win made brazil's world cup might mare worse. . >> reporter: party time for argentinian fans. chanting, singing, pandemonium outside the stadium.
>> translation: i am super happy, a message for all argentinian people. we deserve the happiness, we deserve to be champions. they waited a long time to get to the point. argentinian fans ecstatic, going to the world cup fine for the first time since 1990. for the dutch it was close. if there was consolation, it was this. it was not seven to one. for brazilians. if things could not get worse, they did. most of the fans were subdued. the brazilians sat. the major city wanted to see the arch rival lose. hours before kick-off outside the stadium. it was on full display. brazilians dressing in orange, hoping the support would haul them to victory. >> translation: we are against argentina.
holland will win today. >> these argentines counting one to seven, mocking brazil for their embarrassing lose 24 hours before. >> translation: do you have doubt that argentina will win. this is the only team with the support of the pope. we have no doubt they'll be champions. it was obvious argentina's one year away made the sweeter for them that it could happen on the land of their worst enemy. so argentina will face germany in sunday's show piece. the match will be the third time the two face each other in a world cup final. lee we'llings has more from rio. >> reporter: the last time germany won the world cup in 1990, who did they beat - argentina. the last time argentina won the world cup was four years earlier, in 1986. who did they beat? germany.
the two faces come together desperate for another world cup triumph, and people are talking up germany's chances because of a 7-1 win. because of the form they showed, the donth of the squad -- depth of the squad, the fact they watched the argentinians and the netherlands, they did their working played a day earlier, there was extra time in the argentinian game. people think jm ni is in a -- germany is in a great position. no european side won the world cup on brazilian soil. argentina got the job done well defensively, haven't conceded goals. that makes argentina favourites of the it will be fascinating hen they come together. >> brazil's coach says he will wait until after saturday's play-off to decide his future. he claimed responsibility for
the 7-1 semifinal hammering, the nation's biggest loss since 1920. he can explain what happened. >>. >> i know what happened. i understand what has happened. i know what it's all about. >> i will keep that. it will never leave me. i will continue with my life. they'll condition with their lives. life goes on. we have another objective to achieve. >> f.i.f.a. has suspended nigeria from all international football amid allegations of government interference. following their second-round exit at the world cup last week, nigeria's football federation executive committee was replaced by an administrator. the government blaming officials for embarrassing the country by not settling the dispute of player payments. don't forget to join us for our brazil 2014 update. a wrap of everything going on at
the world cup. it's on the air at 15:40 g.m. t. >> defending champion chris froome retired from the tour de france after crashing on stage 5 in wet conditions. the team skye rider quit after crashing for a second time on the 152km statement. lars bloom managed to nav kate the cobble to take a victory, and vin chenso nibali strengthed his chances for victory by finish well. choke out aljazeera.com/sport - there's details on how to get in touch with the team using twitter and facebook. that's it for me. thank you farah. a study in the u.k. revealed that cooling babies who suffered a traumatic lack of oxygen during birth can reduce brain
damage, reducing hypothermia can stop the brain cells dying much simon mcgregor-wood explanation. >> reporter: when a baby is starved of oxygen at birth, results can be catastrophic. brain cells die leading to damage and companies like cerebral palsy. cooling the babies birth limits the damage. 325 oxygen stafbed babe -- starved babies from split into groups much one group had texture reduced to 35.5 degrees september grate for 72 hours. 51.7% had an iq of 85 and above. within normal range, compared to 39.4% of those that didn't get the special treatment. the study found the benefits extended until the child was 7 or 8. >> he had effects. the effects on the brain tissue
and cells was dramatic. when you stopped the treatment they don't go back into the death programme. they stay alive and had a profound effect on the outcome. >> reporter: the study proved to cooling prevents baby's brain cells in these circumstances from committing suicide. it's safe, cost effective and the benefits of treatment extend beyond the first few years of the child's life. the treatment will be available across the u.k.'s public health system as a result. >> hannah is now nine, and leads a perfectly normal life, enjoying school and sports. she had a dibirth in which she was starved of oxygen. doctors gave her the hypothermia treatment and was placed on the trial. there's no sign of damage. >> they'll never no. it could be down to the cooling. i felt grateful that she had a chance to be cooled, that she
took part in the trial. if there was a shadow of a doubt, thanks goodness she was cooled. what i have is a perfectly normal healthy child. >> two in every thousand babies suffer oxygen starvation. there were no approved treatments for reducing brain damage. cooling is a break through. it's such and cheap and will have global implications. >> three al jazeera journalists have spend 194 days in an egyptian prison, they are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste from sentenced to 7 years in brich. baher mohamed was given seven years but received three additional because he had a spent bullet in his position which he picked up at a protest. al jazeera rejects the convictions and demand they are freed. the news companies here on al jazeera, from the newshour team in doha buy for now.
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